Pastor's Desk: 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
What does God require of us?
Welcome everyone. On Friday we began the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity and prayers for that intention will be offered each day during Mass till the conclusion of the week on Friday, the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul. It was the prayer of Jesus that His followers would be One and so it falls to our generation to bring that challenge nearer to reality.
The theme for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2013 is “What does God require of us?” It comes to us from an ecumenical group in South India. They have reflected upon their own context and offer to us a theme that calls us to respond to the obligations to act justly in the world.
I am delighted that this year our parish has the opportunity to pray with other Christians in our area this Wednesday evening, 23rd January, when St. Andrew’s Church of Ireland, Malahide will be the venue for a prayer service involving members of the Church of Ireland, Presbyterians and Roman Catholics from Yellow Walls, Malahide, Portmarnock, Kinsealy and ourselves here in Holy Trinity Parish. The service begins at 8.00pm. If you have never attended an ecumenical service then why not make this your first experience. The invited preacher is Rev Alan Martin, formerly Minister of Abbey Presbyterian Church and a noted ecumenist. I do hope to see you there.